English 110/Charter

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English 110/Charter
Journal Topics
Write about a trip or a book or a movie that had a powerful effect you. Discuss its effects. 2.
Write about a class or an instructor that had a powerful effect you. Discuss the effects. 3.
Taming the Anger Monster Anne Davidson ff. 253
According to Davidson, what are some of the reasons that we seem to anger more quickly today than we have in the past? Do you agree or disagree with her assessment? Explain. Davidson also tells us that often getting mad is not cathartic but rather has some negative effects. What are some of these effects? Write about any personal experiences you have had with the Anger Monster—either the positive effects of controlling your anger or the negative effects of losing your temper. Journal Topics 1-3 are due Tuesday, June 12

Is Sex All That Matters? Joyce Garity ff. 733
Garity accuses the advertising, film, TV, music and fashion industries of contributing to our sex-saturated society by parading “sexuality at every turn.” She focuses on potential dangers to young women. What are some of these dangers? In what similar ways are boys and men affected by “sexuality at every turn?” In what ways are males affected differently? Think of some commercials or magazine ads that “use sex” to see products. Compare and contrast ads that target women with ads that target men. Can you think of any ads that target both men and women? If so, what do you think the appeal is to women? to men? 5.

Born to Be Different Camille Lewis ff. 274
Lewis points out that one of the key differences between men and women is that woman are “empathizers” and men are “systemizers.” What does she mean by this? What are some of the examples that she uses? Write about examples from your own experiences. 6.

Sex, Lies, and Conversation Deborah Tannen (handout)
Most divorced women cite poor communication as a major contributor to their divorces; few men even mention it as a factor. Tannen says this discrepancy in perception...
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